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ACS CAN/AdvaMedDx Personalized Medicine Roundtables - California

September 24, 2015

AdvaMedDx partnered with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) to host a series of state-based personalized medicine roundtable events in order to bring attention to the role of diagnostics and personalized medicine in oncology. Five events were held between August and November 2015:

Attendance:  173 including a representative from Congressman Tony Cardenas office

Special Guest:  Mr. Gary Reedy, CEO, American Cancer SocietyEvent Summary:

The audience was made up of oncologists, practitioners, clinics, education, non-profits, cancer survivors and current cancer patients. The event was moderated by ACS Boardmember Oscar Streeter, with extensive knowledge of personalized medicine therapies.  ACS/ACS CAN Chief Executive Officer Gary Reedy provided welcome remarks for the event. The program began with a self-introduction of each panelist stirring their remarks on pre-determined questions provided to them before hand to help transition into a question and answer dialogue with the audience during the second phase of the program. The audience provided meaningful feedback and a number of questions to all panelists for a lively discussion.  The audience welcomed the new approach and event in Los Angeles. Many in the audience expressed their gratitude for allowing the audience to become engaged in the conversation. 


  • Dr. Oscar Streeter, Medical Director, The Center for Thermal Oncology

Panel Speakers:

  • Dr. Raj Batra, Associate Professor in Residence, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Mr. Steven Binder, Senior Director Technology Development, Bio-Rad Laboratories
  • Dr. Timothy Triche, Director & Founder Personalized Medicine Center, Children’s Hospital Los 
  • Mr. Allen Fremont, Patient Advocate